Walt Disney World

Resort Review – Wilderness Lodge

Be transported to the serenity of America's Great Northwest at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! Surrounded by pine trees, this deluxe resort is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Located on Bay Lake, the views are full of nature's beauty! The lobby alone is worth visiting as it towers multiple floors, showcasing hand-carved totem [...]

Best Character Meals for Dinner

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate! (See Also: Breakfast) [...]

The runDisney Race Deferral Process

runDisney races are unique. You have to sign up for the races MONTHS before the actual event, usually within just hours of when registration opens. This leaves room for life to happen. Work schedules can change. Injuries can occur. Sometimes, life just gets in the way and the runDisney race you signed up for 11 [...]

Best Character Meals for Breakfast

We all want to celebrate our runDisney race accomplishments! A great way to do so is by enjoying a character meal. Not only does it fill your hungry runner's belly, but it also allows for great photo opportunities with your new medal! This series will include great character meal options for you to celebrate!  After [...]

Monorail Resorts vs. Epcot Resorts

When it comes to race day convenience, you can't go wrong with the monorail or Epcot resorts. However, how do you decide which you should choose for your upcoming runDisney race weekend? Take a look at our guide to determine which is best for your family! Monorail Resorts The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian [...]

Dining Plan vs. No Dining Plan During a runDisney Weekend

When it comes to a runDisney weekend, you need to fuel. In fact, as runners, we may think about food more than ever! That's why when making your race weekend plans, a common question may arise - do I add on the Disney Dining Plan or not? During the 2013 Marathon Weekend, Megan used the dining [...]

Resort Review – Polynesian Resort

Note: Throughout 2014 (and possibly into 2015), the Polynesian Resort is getting an extensive refurbishment. Many areas throughout the resort will be under construction, including the Volcano Pool, Great Ceremonial House, The NeverLand Club and along the beach. This can cause loud construction noises during the day, as well as affect transportation, restaurants, recreation, etc. [...]

MyMagic+ During a runDisney Weekend

Recently, a new experience has been added to your Walt Disney World vacation - MyMagic+. This includes MagicBands, FastPass+ and the My Disney Experience app. Together, these aspects can make your vacation even more magical! Let's take a quick look at what these include. My Disney Experience  Using your Disney account, you can log into [...]

Ways to Celebrate your runDisney Accomplishment

Training for a race takes a lot of time and dedication. For the past several months (or maybe even longer), you follow your training plan - running in various weather conditions, during early mornings or after work or even on the treadmill. You work toward one goal, crossing the finish line and getting your runDisney [...]

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Preparation Guide

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is the largest runDisney event, which means there is a lot to see and do! With the addition of the 10K, it now offers 4 race events, along with the Health & Fitness Expo and Kids Races. Since the hustle and bustle of the holidays are right before this premiere [...]

Visiting Walt Disney World with Food Allergies

Those with food allergies often are concerned with going to restaurants, especially when on vacation for a runDisney race. However, there is NO need to be anxious about food allergies when vacationing at Walt Disney World! In true Disney magic, those with food allergies are well taken care of and can eat with ease. Here [...]

Discovering the Fifth Dimension at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2013) More than 11,000 runners placed their reservations at the Hollywood Tower Hotel for the  Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler late Saturday night. This was the second running of this haunting event where the smiles outweighed the frights. Garrett Drogosch, 22 of Windermere, Fla checked in first with a time of [...]

Resort Review – Beach Club

Over the 2013 Marathon Weekend, we had the pleasure of staying in a resort we had always wanted to stay in - Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Beach Club showcases a New England beach style. Connected to the Yacht Club, these two resorts are very similar and share the same pool area, restaurants, spa and [...]

10 Tips for a runDisney Weekend: Parent Edition

You've decided to runDisney but you aren't going alone!  Wondering what to do with your kids while you race?  Check out our Top 10 List of suggested things to help make your runDisney event with kids a breeze! 1. Leave the kids at home.  What?  Yes, many athletes who are participating in a runDisney event [...]

How to Prepare for a runDisney After Party

The Expedition Everest Challenge, Tower of Terror 10-Miler and Wine & Dine Half Marathon all have something in common. They are all night races. But that's not all. They also have after parties! That's right, these night races offer added excitement as you run through the parks at night, then party into the early morning [...]